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Ocmulgee National Monument

Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Mystery civilization in Georgia's past

I've got to admit, I like history. So when I travel, I always look for unusual, historical places... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Robert S
Columbia, South Carolina
A beautiful piece of ancient history

A nice way to learn that the Native Americans inhabited this land for a long, long time before the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lanskroun, Czech Republic
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17,000 Years of Continuous Human Habitation! Welcome to Ocmulgee National Monument. This park is a memorial to the relationship between people and natural resources. Native Americans first came here during the Paleo-Indian period to hunt Ice Age...more
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1207 Emery Highway, Macon, GA 31217-4320
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I've got to admit, I like history. So when I travel, I always look for unusual, historical places and events to get a "history fix." In Macon, GA, there's a unique historical place right in the city! Within sight of downtown, Ocmulgee National Monument features...More

1  Thank Robert S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

an interesting stop and lovely park. I think I was expecting more. Was able to enter only one mound. had our dog with us so we were unable to do the museum.

Thank Larry S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice way to learn that the Native Americans inhabited this land for a long, long time before the Europeans came! If you desire a walk in the nature just few minutes from the city center, Ocmulgee is a place to go. The trails are...More

Thank ZdenkaScully
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first thing to do is go to the Visitor Centre and watch the very informative film. The whole site will make much more sense if you do that. Leave the exhibition to later - you'll be glad to go back in the cool after...More

Thank Pennies-from-Devon
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Nice little museum with a scavenger hunt for kids. Entry to the park and museum are free. Several miles of trails through and over the mounds and even some swamp trails. Surprising to find right in the muddle of Macon. Definitely worth stopping by

Thank Jerrodborder
Reviewed 14 August 2018

We really enjoyed this National Monument. Nice visitor center and museum. We watched the movie which was also interesting. I typically am not a huge fan of these short films. This one was very informative. Expansive grounds. Good hiking opportunities. Earth lodge and mounds were...More

2  Thank Claude P
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Stop in for a couple hours. Watch the film and walk out to the big mound. This is a very little-known part of American history and it's remarkable that so much of this village still stands. The National Park Service does a GREAT job of...More

1  Thank RadioJeff
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

This is an okay place to visit with young children. They will enjoy the activities more than adults. I wouldn't make a special trip just to visit th I s place. It's the type of place you should visit if you are going to be...More

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Ocmulgee N, Guest Relations Manager at Ocmulgee National Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Thanks for your feedback! We know that high summer (June, July, August) is a difficult time to visit, but that's Georgia! We can't change the main trail or the mounds, so we recommend visitors come earlier in the day and always take water when they...More

Reviewed 6 August 2018

This place offers a great opportunity to enjoy history and nature at the same time. We were welcomed by a family of deer on our way to the Visitor's Center. There, our boys completed the Junior Ranger program and that allowed the whole family to...More

Thank SandyZL
Reviewed 3 August 2018

This monument is a bit out of the way. We had a very nice visit. Interpretive / visitor center very helpful. Extremely interesting about Native American history. Wish we had more time to visit but it only is an incentive for us to return.

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23 March 2018|
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Response from Gabe10101 | Reviewed this property |
From their website: Pets are allowed on the park grounds on a leash. Pets are not permitted in the visitor center unless they are a service animal. Just google it and you'll usually find the answer.
17 March 2018|
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Response from Linda D | Reviewed this property |
Previous responses are all valid points. Mounds themselves might be a challenge with a wheelchair but doable. The excavated floor mound with viewing Windows probably not an option as entry is low and narrow. The Visitor... More
6 November 2017|
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Response from advoctae | Reviewed this property |
I do not know. Check their webiste.